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Cima Grande - Via Grohmann / Hainz 2019

Cortina d'Ampezzo

New route on South Face of Cima Grande, bolted by Cristoph Hainz and Gerda Schwienbacher by 08.06.2019

Alpine Climbing Difficult

3.4 km
275 m
279 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.6 km
Cima Grande - Via Grohmann / Hainz 2019 Map

Difficulty V- or IV A0 (mandatory IV), 47 rope lengths, 1050m climbing route, 600m altitude difference. Protection: glue in bolts and normal bolts, all belay stations are glue in bolts or belay chains. A stand can be found at an hourglass and another at a rocky outcrop. Material: 12 quickdraws, some 120cm slings, rappel device and a couple locking carabiners, 50m single rope and a couple of prusiks. Time: 6-9 hours for a classic rope team of 2 people. Acces: from the Auronzo hut 25min. Descent: via the Normal Route 2,5-3 hrs. Character: very enjoyable climbing in mostly good rock over spikes, towers, ledges and gorges.



The beginning of truly technical terrain which might involve pitched climbing on rock and/or ice, exposed terrain and complex route finding in ascent and descent. Equivalent to AD, AD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September

Equipment required

  • Bivy Kit
  • Quickdraws
  • Climbing Shoes